In this issue of RNJ, we are honored to have retired Staff Sergeant Chad Jukes talk with our Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Kristen Mauk, about his unique experiences in becoming a professional mountain-climber. Chad was injured in Iraq when his convoy hit an IED, shattering his heel and fracturing his femur. After multiple complications to recovering his lower limb function in civilian life, Chad elected to have a right below the knee amputation to improve his quality of life. He now uses a customized prosthetic for his climbing, which has helped him cope with PTSD as he takes on new challenges, one of the most recent being climbing Mt. Everest.
Read the Editorial from the Current Issue.